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Staff Archaeologist - Part Time On-Call Northern California

Jacobs Solutions Inc.
Philatelic, California
Closing date
Dec 10, 2023

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Full Time
Organization Type
Our People & Places Solutions business - reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do - the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology - we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed - today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

Jacobs is looking for a part time on-call staff archaeologist to work on a variety of projects throughout northern California. This position involves providing cultural resources support for planning, engineering, and construction services to renewable energy, government, military, transportation and commercial clients. The archaeologist career path provides the opportunity to work on projects that require compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Native American Graves Repatriation and Protection Act (NAGPRA), and state regulations. All work will be conducted under the guidance of senior cultural resources staff.

The ideal candidate will have a B.A. in anthropology with experience working in California., experience in conducting archaeological surveys, including mapping, data recording, site documentation, and photography), and conducting archaeological monitoring. Other qualifications include excellent writing and verbal communication skills, strong organizational skills, and technological proficiency that includes some experience working with GIS and relational databases.

Frequent travel is expected for the position. Primary duties will include: Responsible for assigned Phase I, II and III field projects and monitoring. This will involve conducting pre-field research, fieldwork and laboratory analysis, and preparing technical reports. It is imperative that candidates be able to work 8 to 10 hour days in a variety of conditions and understand that there will be frequent stays away from the office.

The successful candidate should have a desire to grow personally as well as professionally with each project.

Salary commensurate with experience; starting at $28/hr.

Here's What You'll Need:
  • Coordinate compliance with NHPA, ARPA, NAGPRA, NEPA, state environmental regulations, and other laws relating to cultural resources.
  • Conduct archival research and background records reviews.
  • Coordinate and conduct all aspects of archaeological fieldwork (Phases I-III) and monitoring.
  • Conduct analyses and prepare technical reports for projects that involve cultural resources.
  • Evaluate eligibility of resources for listing in the NRHP and state registers of historic properties.
  • Support clients during agency and tribal consultation.
  • Provide support to and work with senior-level cultural resources staff.

Basic Qualifications
  • Minimum of one year of professional archaeological field work experience with extensive experience completing construction monitoring and collaborating with tribal monitors
  • Knowledge of historic preservation laws and policies, including NEPA, NHPA, ARPA, and NAGPRA
  • Familiarity with state regulations and cultural resources policies for California.
  • Experience using GPS technology.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be capable of walking for long periods of time over unfamiliar terrain, excavating shovel tests and test units, screening soil, and carrying field equipment.
  • Must be willing and able to travel frequently and for long periods of time, as needed.
  • Must be motivated and able to work safely with minimum supervision.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working in the consulting environment and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and be responsive to both internal and external clients.

Preferred years of experience: 1-5

At Jacobs, we're challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world's most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $15 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 60,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

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